Hi my name is Amy Pierce – I adore being a member of the West Michigan community, I thrive in chaos and see every challenge as an opportunity.
I recently landed a new role with ITT Technical Institute, Wyoming, MI as their Director; Career Services. This is a return to "home" for me since I spent part of my career with ITT Tech from 1998 – 2003. Working with students and graduates invigorates me as I see people achieving their goals. I cherish the opportunity to be an instrument in someone's success. I also love the fact that I can assist area businesses in meeting their talent goals; when hiring managers connect with us, we attempt to match skill set and culture so both employer and student/graduate can be rewarded by their newfound partnership. I landed my new position through my network – I am a firm believer in creating relationships and through my circle, I learned of the opportunity at ITT. Great friends create a lifeline – I am grateful!
Prior to my current role; I worked with the largest privately held staffing firm in the world; Express Employment Professionals, as both a franchise owner and an employee for several years. During my tenure, I helped West Michigan companies refine their recruitment, onboarding and retention efforts so that every team member was on the right bus, in the right seat, on the right route. These experiences will definitely complement my new position.
In my career as a small business owner, consultant and employee; I have garnered expertise in talent management, recruitment strategy analysis, training and development, organizational development and engagement, project management, human resources and student guidance.
I am a lifelong Michigan resident; I have lived in the GR area since 1987, before that I grew up in Adrian, MI. I hold degrees from Spring Arbor University in Management and Organizational Development and Grand Rapids Community College in Business Management. I am currently weighing my options about returning to school for my Master's degree. I am also a Certified Staffing Professional and Bob Pike Training Group alumnus.
Because I am passionate about helping others succeed; I am committed to our community and have been involved with many organizations throughout the state.